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Myths Regarding Dentures You Should Be Aware Of


Sometimes patients express hesitation when the topic of dentures arises. Our team at Harmony Dental of Burbank would like to take this opportunity to address three common denture myths so you can gain a better understanding of what to expect if you get them. 

Myth #1: Getting Dentures Means No More Dental Visits

Let’s take a moment and compare dentures to spare tires. If you put spare tires on your car and discover that it still gets you from Point A to Point B, does that mean that you will cancel future visits with your local mechanic? Of course not! While it’s true that your dentures won’t get stained like enamel does or be susceptible to infections, it’s still important to schedule regular dental check-ups to ensure that your dentures still fit well and that your gums remain healthy.

How Often Should You Schedule Cleanings and Exams?

In general, most individuals should visit their dentist for cleanings and exams every six months. However, some people with specific dental concerns may require more frequent visits. Your dentist at Harmony Dental of Burbank will recommend a schedule that suits your unique needs.

Remember that maintaining your oral health is a partnership between you and your dental care team. By attending regular cleanings and exams and practicing good oral hygiene at home, you can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment and take a proactive step toward excellent oral health.

Myth #2: Dentures Require Little to No Care

Your dentures are in constant contact with your gums and your tongue—if you don’t ensure that these areas of your mouth are clean, you risk developing gum disease or bad breath. Be sure to keep your dentures clean, too. Dr. Rad recommends brushing them with denture paste or non-abrasive toothpaste using a soft-bristled toothbrush or denture brush. Pay particular attention to the grooves that touch your gums, especially if you use an adhesive to keep your dentures in place.

Myth #3: Dentures Aren’t Comfortable or Reliable

If you’ve ever seen a movie or TV show in which an actor’s dentures fall out, rest assured that it’s just for laughs. While dentures can fall out—especially if they’re cheap and do not fit you well—high-quality dentures like the ones you receive from Harmony Dental are designed to be reliable and comfortable so you can feel consistently confident about their fit, function, and appearance.

By providing helpful—and accurate—information about dentures, we hope we’ve empowered you to confidently explore this option as part of your dental health. 

If you have any questions or concerns about dentures that Dr. Rad and our team can answer, please call 818-846-8915, email appointments.b@harmony-dentalcare.com, or submit an online contact form. It’s important to us that you fully understand the benefits of dentures and why they could be a suitable option for you.

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